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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 4, 2011 9:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair's farewell to Road Trips

Yes, that is interesting. There must be a substantial anti-archives contingent within the GD organization. Certainly that can't be the first time any insider has argued that having this much music available is actually a financial liability -- and I bet it's said about streaming and not just DLing.

A short-sighted argument, IMO; I've certainly bought more official releases since I found the archives than before. Ya hear more, ya want more. It's just another kind of viral marketing, to put 21st century concepts on it (though I hate those terms.) But obviously there is a group that thinks differently. Glad they haven't prevailed so far.

Interesting comments on that thread on Deadnet. I prefer whole shows but can certainly see the point of the "do we need another Mexicali?" argument. On the other hand, you can never have too many MAMUs ... :-)

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Nov 5, 2011 5:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair's farewell to Road Trips

Another fact that confuses me is that Dick died in 1999, #15 being his last one. The last few picks #31-#36 did not come out till 2004. So it took 5 years for all the boards to get leached. Does anyone know when the boards actually made it to the archive? Seems like the timeline maybe a little off.
The real culprit may have to do more with technology and less with the archive. Can you say IPOD it was released in 2001. Consumer buying trends were changing less people were buying cds. The road trips series came out in 2007. I remember Dead.net used to allow digital downloads for sale wonder why that got dropped seems like a good way to keep dicks picks alive without paying some crazy amount of money for them. Amazon has some of them for download.


This post was modified by portmcgroin on 2011-11-05 12:52:33

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 5, 2011 6:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair's farewell to Road Trips

I completely agree about the access here changing my spending habits. If i hadn't found this place back '05 it is unlikely that GDP would have ever seen a dime from me. However I do wonder if the good folks at GDP/Rhino would be a little more lenient about streaming shows at the archive that are commercially released if it wasn't so easy to steal the music from this site. I am sure they would be much more comfortable having people give shows a listen here if they could only listen here. It would be a nice marketing tool for them right? "Listen to this great show at archive.org and purchase a pristine copy from us."

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 5, 2011 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair's farewell to Road Trips

600 versions of MAMU!? leave my dead ass there by the side of the road.

how about this idea from a user on dead.net:
"Does Rhino have a proposal for releasing all 600-odd versions of "Me And My Uncle?" It's a short song, so it should fit on about 15cds."

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Poster: WillCo Date: Nov 5, 2011 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair's farewell to Road Trips

I heard somewhere that John Oswald is working on a folded version of 600 MAMUs, a la "Grayfolded".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHDrl5Pd_Bo&;feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL69740D1F0FE3D817

I do wish that he'd repeat that project with some other early GD material, e.g. Alligator, Caution, Viola Lee, Truckin'.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 5, 2011 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair's farewell to Road Trips

If you didn't bother with sports, you'd have time for all those nice MAMUs.

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